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Openings still available for Matterhorn International Pro-Am in Canton

Manchester’s Patrick Sheridan watches the ball go across the green in the 2018 Matterhorn International Pro-Am in Canton.

CANTON, Sept. 9 – There are still openings for the third annual Matterhorn International Pro-Am miniature golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Matterhorn Miniature Golf in Canton.

Autumn Sutherland, owner of Matterhorn, said that 15 golfers have signed up to participate in the professional and amateur divisions. There is room for additional golfers.

The professional golfers will play five rounds on the 18-hole course while the amateur golfers will play three rounds.

Defending professional champion Justin Seymour of East Hartford, who shot a 198 last September, is returning to defend his championship along with amateur champion Dan Hurley of Canton, who won last year’s title on the third hole of playoff.

East Hartford’s Mark Novicki, who won the pro title in 2017, and Stephen Langlois of East Granby, the 2017 amateur champion are also in the field.

Justin Seymour follows through on a putt during the 2018 Matterhorn International Pro-Am in Canton.

Cost is $65 for professional to participate in the International Pro-Am. The fee for the amateur division is $25. The winner of the tournament wins $500 and there is $1,200 available in prize money for the professionals. The tournament, which begins at 9 a.m., will be held rain (light rain) or shine.

The professionals and amateurs will be paired together for the first three rounds.

Golfers who sign up in advance can play all day on Friday, Sept. 20, for free. Golfers can sign up and play on the day of the event if they wish.

Two more nights of league play are scheduled at Matterhorn on Tuesday, Sept. 10 and Tuesday, Sept. 17. League play begins at 6 p.m. with a $15 in cash prizes for the top golfers. Register 10 minutes before the tournament begins.

More information on the golf tournament can be found at MatterhornMiniGolf.com

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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